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Old 05-06-2014, 09:58 PM   #15
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least another 100 miles and have that level of comfort....
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:30 AM   #16
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Wanderlodges have 300 gallon tanks. The largest capacity in the industry. I could get 1800 miles out of that, but like others, fill up before 1/4
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:37 AM   #17
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Beats me. When it gets low, it gets filled. Why worry about it. We are going anyway
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:25 AM   #18
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Beats me. When it gets low, it gets filled. Why worry about it. We are going anyway
Thats' right!! and 2 cents a gallon off is not a deal breaker either
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:46 AM   #19
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Wanderlodges have 300 gallon tanks. The largest capacity in the industry. I could get 1800 miles out of that, but like others, fill up before 1/4
Wow!... that is awesome! I wonder if I can add a tank or fit a larger one on to replace my 90 gal. tank... I'm sure there is a thread in here about it! Just about any question that can be asked has been!
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:03 AM   #20
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150 gal X 8 mpg + 1200 miles but I never run it that low. I will usually fill up at the 1/2 tank level. 1. it makes it seem like I'm using less fuel . 2. I don't want to take a chance of getting caught in something where I would have to sit for a long time, like bad weather.
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100 Gal tank. 75 usable. 8.0 mpg. 600 miles in my case. Good luck
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Some have hinted but haven't said outright...if you have a 150 gallon tank, not all of it is usable. At a Spartan chassis owners course we were told that the fuel line attaches to the tank approx 1.25" from the bottom. Doesn't seem to make sense, but then they said it was a federal regulation???!!!

That said, the position means approx 10-15% of the 150 gallons is not usable...you can't get it out. On two occasions, I have run my coach to where the gauge reads near empty (no truck stops, and eventually used a quick trip that had diesel). Took on 126 gallons. So as I watch the miles, if I have been using any generator or aqua hot, I use a conservative 6 miles per gallon and try to fill at no later than 700 miles.
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Thank y'all for the information. I'm looking into getting a diesel pusher trying to do all the research I can. I do have a C class but it's too small
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how many miles can you get on a full thank you
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I can go nearly 800 miles on a full tank of diesel, (but I start looking for a diesel fuel stops after 500 miles, and I seldom drive more than 700 miles without refueling).
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Theoretically we could go over 1000 miles on our 150 gallon tank, less the 10 - 15% non-usable mentioned above (we average, and I plan for, 7 miles per gallon). My routine is to plan a stop every other day, which for us will be somewhere between a 75 and 100 gallon fill. I will top it off just before we stop if we're going to be in place for an extended period of time regardless of the distance since our last fill.

While the advice to keep it topped of if driving in dangerous winter conditions is sound, we own the rolling home to stay as far away from those conditions as possible!
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Thank y'all for the information. I'm looking into getting a diesel pusher trying to do all the research I can. I do have a C class but it's too small
instead of asking about your rig I will try and give you information about mine if that will help more. I have a 2005 allegro bus. 400 cummins ISL engine which weighs around 38000 pounds . I tow a 5000 pound car. I generally set the cruise control on 65 when I am on the interstate. I get between 5 and 6 mpg. When you are looking at answers a couple of the other posters were absolutely correct. There are a ton of variables. How fast do you drive is one. What kind of tow vehicle, How big is the MH, What kind of terrain. In a diesel pusher you have to downshift on large steep hills in the summer to help with engine cooling. You downshift to keep the RPMs higher or they will overheat. I am sure you can imagine what that does to mileage. The 5 .5 to 6 miles per gallon I measured came from driving from Arkansas to LA. Up to San Fransisco Back over to Las Vegas and then back to Arkansas. I noted my fuel mileage when I started. Noted the fuel mileage at every fill up and the mileage at every fill up. I did a spot computation and then an overall computation at the end of the trip. I keep a spot computation going when I fill up but do not keep as good a log as I do on a long trip. Keep in mind when you are looking at various responses that some of the fuel mileage people talk about make me wonder about their math skills when they are computing the mileage.
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Keep in mind when you are looking at various responses that some of the fuel mileage people talk about make me wonder about their math skills when they are computing the mileage.
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Good point
Unfortunately "unbelievable/unrealistic" fuel mileage figures can't always be blamed on, (or attributed to), "math skills".
IMO, it's often proof that, "Figures don't lie.. but lairs sure can figure".
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how many miles can you get on a full thank you

you can get a lot of mileage out of a full thank you, as long as it is sincere.
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